The Jakub's Ladder™ Push Your Limit™ organization and site have been solely dedicated to supporting the 4th Annual PUSH YOUR LIMIT 1/5/10K Fun Runs that benefit individuals who have become disabled through physical, emotional, or disease states and conditions that cause them to have to alter their lifestyles. PUSH YOUR LIMIT™ intends to work to help build self-esteem and confidence in those who participate in the race as one of the key benefits of being a participant in the race is to receive a finisher's medal. Our organization offers continued support with our partners to learn more about their services and continued dedication to their causes.
PAST RACE BENEFICIARIES
Previously, the race has been devoted to help families through Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures and Hope For The Warriors®, as well as helping support Ironheart Foundation, who not only work to change lives, but help save them through caring support and knowledge of prevention. These organizations share a similar mission that will allow many new beginnings for many disabled families and individuals by helping make their obstacles become minimized through research and by viewing their life from a different perspective -- what we hope will become new opportunities for many enabled individuals as the organization grows. We continue to be honored by association with each of these organizations, and look forward to other events with them as our organization expands its reach.
CURRENT RACE BENEFICIARY
PUSH YOUR LIMIT™ began from the heartfelt desire of helping those who need to be lifted up by active outdoor motivation that builds up confidence and self-esteem in those that are affected by disabilities. As we approach our fourth year, we have used the race to inspire people (some who have even been healing from surgery) to come walk, roll or run to push their limit so they may feel good about themselves, as well as participate in as many outdoor activities as possible each day for better health. This includes fishing, hiking, canoeing, and many types of sports that can be enjoyed with other people. This year is a very special transitional period, as Push Your Limit™ Fun Runs begins a broader breadth into helping raise awareness, while raising money to help research of chronic diseases. Understanding that nutrition is so important to everyone at all ages, we are pleased to begin our efforts with Meals on Wheels™ of Johnson & Ellis Counties.
PUSH YOUR LIMIT™ Fun Runs is proud to partner with COX RUNNING CLUB this year to support the efforts of Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties. Our values are harmonized in helping the elderly, those disabled by sickness, or genetic conditions who need the extra help while remaining in their own homes by lifting their spirits daily with support for both individuals and families. Those who participate will literally be running and “footin’ the meals!”
PUSH YOUR LIMIT™ Fun Runs will also be tying into other community efforts, so please feel free to form teams to help us all in supporting good health, nutrition and spirit or reach out on Active or 360athlete to help support our efforts, but join us so you will benefit your own health! This is about building support teams and awareness – we are stronger together and can grow healthier individually.
Changing lives through their service, Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties honors their mission serving the children of yesterday by helping needy homebound elderly and disabled persons remain independent and healthy in their homes by providing home-delivered meals, daily personal contact, and support for individuals and their families. Programs and education will be made available through social media as the celebration of good health and nutrition continues.
Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves homebound seniors and disabled persons throughout Johnson and Ellis counties. Founded in 1977, the organization currently serves nearly 3,000 people a year in a two-county service area that covers more than 1,700 square miles. The philosophy of Meals on Wheels is simple. Emphasis is placed on individuals versus numbers; communities as opposed to governmental boundaries; and timely services versus waiting lists.
As PUSH YOUR LIMIT™ expands to the next level, we are pleased to continually support this effort by “Footin’ the Meals” in the future as we also help with health research that allows our heritage to surface in a profound manner that will allow the blending of outdoor adventures to blend with even more medical conditions, and we hope to help conquer the symptoms associated with hunger, poor nutrition, and loneliness that leads to depression by offsetting them with support and human contact; even intergenerational encounters have such an impact on these people in need. Helping loved ones can be frustrating too, but resources are available and Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties can also help in locating services across the nation.
Some of those helpful resources are:
HELPFUL RESOURCES & WEBSITES
Johnson County - Green Book Resource Guide
Ellis County - Blue Book Resource Guide
West Ellis County area services provided by the United Way of West Ellis County
The National Council on Aging
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
The following counties are served by Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties.
Alvarado, Cleburne, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene, Lillian, Rio Vista, Venus
Avalon, Bardwell, Ennis, Italy, Maypearl, Midlothian, Milford, Ovilla, Palmer, Red Oak, Rockett, Waxahachie
Featured for the launch of the initial PUSH YOUR LIMIT 1K/5K/10K Fun Runs and Walk was Joshua Carney, who continues to epitomize the breadth of the organization's spirited recipients and has greeted participants in the past race while witnessing through his many talents and love for sharing his meaningful relationship with God and Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures.
Volunteers and donors are always needed, and booths are available within the online registration. The registration is exclusively online (but followup contact will be made to donors and booth holders via phone and email), and your donations are completely tax deductible through the organization's 501c3 non-profit status. This year, all proceeds will go directly to Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties -- visit http://www.mowjec.org. We hope that you are as excited as we are to help others while we all grow in confidence and faith for a stronger tomorrow!
Joshua Carney shown sighting his bow and arrow with help from Trinity Outdoors Disabled Adventures (TODA) personnel.